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Operation statusEdit

For the most up to date information see the run pages

  • 🟡 InternetArchiveBot Management Interface is back up and can be used for user-submitted jobs. However, the bot is otherwise down.
  • 🔴 Bot is approved but disabled temporarily pending further testing on Danish Wikipedia
  • 🔴 Bot is approved but disabled indefinitely pending software improvements on Bulgarian Wikipedia, Finnish Wikipedia, French Wikipedia, German Wikipedia, Hebrew Wikipedia,, Portuguese Wikipedia, Spanish Wikipedia, Turkish Wikipedia, and Ukrainian Wikipedia
  • 🔴 Bot is blocked on Japanese Wikipedia pending our application for reapproval

Last updated: 18:25, 16 September 2021 (UTC)

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Hello. I’ve been looking at n:Wikinews:Bots/Requests/InternetArchiveBot, where you are both listed as an operator for the bot. Please could you update us on the current state of the bot request, particularly why it is stalled? What needs to be done to progress the request? Cheers. [24Cr][talk] 10:47, 5 September 2021 (UTC)

Cromium, the request was stalled for inactivity on the bot proposal page. Do you think there is consensus for a test run? If so I would like to proceed with that. Also, do you think you can look at Wikinews:Global bot and update it since the recent change in global bot policy? (Or, clarify that English Wikinews will intentionally not adopt it.) Harej (talk) 18:28, 8 September 2021 (UTC)
@Harej: There is indeed consensus, albeit we only have two users interested in bot approvals at the moment and we are both enthusiastic about this one. A test run is very much awaited. I will have a look at the global bot policy. [24Cr][talk] 19:07, 8 September 2021 (UTC)
Cromium, I've started a trial run for English Wikinews, but the bot is currently down for other reasons. I will continue correspondence on the English Wikinews request for bot approval. Harej (talk) 18:07, 15 September 2021 (UTC)
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Causing error English WikipediaEdit

Origins Award Winners (2001)". Academy of Adventure Gaming Arts & Design. Archived from the original on 2008-02-02. Retrieved 2007-10-16. More than one of |archiveurl= and |archive-url= specified (help); More than one of |archivedate= and |archive-date= specified (help); More than one of |accessdate= and |access-date= specified (help).--Moxy (talk) 16:35, 6 September 2021 (UTC)

Moxy, Can you provide a diff of a faulty edit? —CYBERPOWER (Chat) 18:21, 8 September 2021 (UTC)
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Can you check the problem here please?

Thank you, Doc Taxon (talk) 21:50, 8 September 2021 (UTC)

I submitted a bot job. It will get to it in the near future.—CYBERPOWER (Chat) 17:06, 13 September 2021 (UTC)

"MISSING i18n ELEMENT (consolename)"Edit

All elements on the IABot portal have been replaced with the words "MISSING i18n ELEMENT (consolename)".

Some googling suggests this is a language issue. Not sure how to fix it though. Kylesenior (talk) 01:45, 10 September 2021 (UTC)

Kylesenior, this bug was briefly deployed but it should have since been fixed. Please let me know if it still appears for you. Harej (talk) 17:57, 10 September 2021 (UTC)
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New job to fix non-permalink links?Edit

On the English Wikipedia, it seems that around 1,639 articles link to machine-relative ( Internet Archive URLs. According to the Internet Archive API documentation, this type of link is not permanent and should instead be replaced with the file's /download/{item}/{file} format. I was planning to write up a script to fix this, but it seems like this would be better suited as a job by the InternetArchiveBot (given that it already performs IA-related tasks). Would it be possible for something like this to see implementation on enwiki (and possibly other wikis in the future)? Chlod (say hi!) 02:01, 11 September 2021 (UTC)

WaybackMedic has fixed 10,209 of thee over the past 5 years. It's more difficult then it appears due to edge cases; and some should be /download/ and others /details/. I'll add those 1,600 pages to my todo list. -- GreenC (talk) 22:00, 13 September 2021 (UTC)
There remain about 372 cases that are difficult. They have not been programmed into WaybackMedic, and most of them I have no idea how to parse off hand. If someone was interested in doing the research of how they convert to perma-links I could probably update Medic. Example conversion for view_archive. -- GreenC (talk) 21:00, 14 September 2021 (UTC)

dead-url on ku.wikiEdit

Hello, I'm planning to update our CS1 modules to the current version of The only problem I have at the moment is the fact that InternetArchiveBot uses |dead-url=yes/no instead of |url-status=dead/live. Can this be configured using the configuration page? (I'm not an admin) If not, what can we do about this? Also if I translate all parameters to Kurdish, can the bot be configured to use the local parameters? Balyozxane (talk) 21:16, 15 September 2021 (UTC)

"Interface Disabled"Edit

Recently I tried to archive some links on one of my Wikipedia articles,[[1]]. However, I then received the following message:

"Interface disabled
The maintainers have disabled this interface. This is 
either for maintenance reasons or a security issue has 
been discovered."

I am now unable to use this tool. What should I do?Dunutubble (talk) 16:29, 16 September 2021 (UTC)

Dunutubble, do you still see that error message? The interface was disabled earlier but should be enabled again. Harej (talk) 03:26, 18 September 2021 (UTC)